Is there any way to edit Network Locations in Windows 7? I'd like to rename some, purge the unneeded ones.. The only place where I found the list is when you manage default printers - but you cannot change anything in this list there.
To access network Rename, Merge or Delete, double click the icon in network and sharing center
You will then get this window where you can rename, delete or merge network locations
Paste this into an address bar or the Start Menu search box:
If you need to edit the network location directly, it is stored in the registry at
Remember to restart the Windows Firewall service after a change.
I had to use this method to force my firewall setting into the Domain networks profile by changing the network profile's
Category value to
Setting the Value of Category to
1 will set it to private.
- Value of 0: public
- Value of 1: private
- Value of 2: domain
Any value other than 0, 1, or 2 will set it to Public.
Go to Control Panel --> Network and Internet -->View Network Status and Stats --> click the blue link under the network security connection (1) to change the CURRENT connection's security state; click on "Manage wireless networks" (2) to edit saved wireless networks:
You must press the ALT key plus Right-Click the mouse over the active Network (in the case above it would be "LDSAccess Public Network") then appears a window, there you can change the network location (Probably the new window will be behind the curren window !!)
Click the start button (Windows 7 Icon) and click Computer. Right-click Network and click properties. If you are trying to edit your wireless networks, click Manage wireless networks at the top left. The following window should appear. From here, you can manipulate Wireless networks. If you were looking for something different please comment.
UPDATE: I know this isn't using Windows default tools, but I really want to help you with your issue. There is a tool called Lenovo Access Connections. It is a very easy tool to use. In this tool you can create location profiles where you can set up all types of settings that you are looking for.
One can change and edit Network Location properties and security level in "Manage Wireless Networks" by Right Clicking the Network Icon > Properties > Security.